Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park (PTMP) Project updates

2021 updates

20 September 2021 - Tender for construction company underway

A tender process for this project is underway, with four prequalified contacted from the Victorian Construction Supplier Register committed to submitting a tender which was released on 4 September.

A preferred contractor will be brough back to Council for consideration in November, with works expected to commence onsite in early 2022. The complete program of works will be confirmed once a contractor is determined.

Read more about the process in the report to Council on 20 September (page 126).


28 June 2021 - Work to get underway on implementation new community sporting facilities in Malvern East

City of Stonnington Councillors have endorsed works to begin on the implementation of a Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East.

This Masterplan includes park upgrades for casual users, new facilities for Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Lacrosse Club, Chadstone Tennis Club and East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club and a new four court indoor sporting facility,

This follows an independent investigation into alternative sites for indoor courts that identified Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute’s Chadstone campus as being potentially suitable. During subsequent discussions with Chadstone Shopping Centre and Holmesglen Institute, it became clear that neither site is able to enter into an arrangement that meets the needs of Council and the community at this time.

Works are expected to start in early 2022 and take approximately two years to complete. The majority of Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be accessible throughout the works with the worksite fenced off.


4 May 2021 – Further report to come on potential sites for indoor sporting courts

In 2017, City of Stonnington Councillors approved Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East as the site of a new multipurpose sport and recreation facility, including four new indoor courts as well as upgraded facilities for sporting clubs already using the site.

In late 2020 with a new Council elected, Councillors asked for an independent review of additional potential sites for the indoor courts.

This recently completed independent review considered 13 sites, including privately owned land, to gauge their suitability to accommodate an indoor multipurpose sport and recreation facility.

The outcome of this review is to continue discussions with Vicinity Centres, operators of Chadstone Shopping Centre, to investigate the concept of a multipurpose sport and recreation facility to support community need for additional indoor sporting courts. Discussions will also continue with Homesglen Institute to better understand their interest.

A report will be brought back to Council in July incorporating the outcome of these discussions and a recommendation about the future of the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park site – which was reinforced in the review as the most suitable Council owned site for the facility, with detailed design and preparation work already completed and budget set aside.

Read the independent report(PDF, 26MB), including assessment criteria and details of all considered sites.


March 1 March 2021 – Supreme Court determination

The Supreme Court of Victoria has made a determination on restrictive covenants onsite that enables work to continue on the development of new community sporting facilities and park upgrades at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East.

Dependent upon the findings on the site review initiated in late 2020, Council will receive this review and determine whether the proposed project is commenced at the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park or an alternative site.

2020 updates

4 December 2020 - Progress report to be presented to Council

A report on the implementation of the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park Masterplan will be presented to the Monday 7 December 2020 meeting of Council.
 
The purpose of the report is to provide an update on the project to the newly elected Council, and includes information on property matters, design development, budget and program.
 
The report recommends that Council:

  1. NOTE the project update on the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park Masterplan

  2. NOTE that no further works will be undertaken on the masterplan implementation until after the Victorian Supreme Court has provided its findings in relation to the modification and/or removal of covenants associated with the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park site.

  3. NOTE that once Recommendation 2 above is finalised, a further report will be brought for Council consideration on the next key project phases including contractor procurement and construction.

The full report is contained in the 7 December 2020 Council Agenda (refer page 9 - Item 14.1 Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park - Masterplan Update).
 
Under current restrictions, the Monday 7 December meeting of Council will be livestreamed from 7pm and can be viewed online.
 
(For information: At a Council meeting, Councillors may submit an amendment to all or part of the report recommendation which, if supported by the Council, would replace all or part of the recommendation).


3 July 2020 – Supreme Court determination rescheduled

The Supreme Court of Victoria has rescheduled a hearing related to Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park for 10 November 2020. This hearing was previously delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

To ensure consistency of sporting seasons and participation opportunities, sporting clubs at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will continue playing until the end of their 2020-21 season.

There will be no demolition, construction or tree removal associated with the implementation of the Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park until after the final determination regarding the covenants by the Court.


30 April 2020 - Supreme Court determination postponed

The Supreme Court of Victoria has postponed a hearing related to Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The hearing was originally scheduled for 4 May 2020. At this stage no replacement hearing date has been scheduled. 

More information will be provided when available from the Court.


29 January 2020 – Supreme Court determination update

Council is seeking a determination from the Supreme Court of Victoria to interpret or in the alternative, modify restrictive covenants that impact Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East. A determination is required from the Supreme Court to enable the development of new community sporting facilities and park upgrades.

The Supreme Court has listed the case to be heard on 4 May 2020, with a decision expected in the following months. No demolition, construction or tree removal associated with the project will begin until the final determination regarding the covenants by the Supreme Court.

To ensure consistency of sporting seasons and participation opportunities, sporting clubs who play at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park have been informed that their 2020 winter season will not be impacted by the project.

2019 updates

20 September 2019 - Supreme Court determination

Council is seeking a determination from the Supreme Court of Victoria to interpret, or in the alternative modify restrictive covenants at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park to enable construction of community sporting facilities. The Court has advised that their earliest availability to hear the case is April 2020.

All affected sporting and recreation organisations have been advised of the Court’s timeline and we will continue to ensure stakeholders remain informed throughout the process.

No demolition, construction or tree removal associated with the project will begin until a final determination by the Court.


15 August 2019 - Report to Council 19 August

A report providing an update on the implementation of the Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be presented at Council's meeting on Monday 19 August.

This includes information about planning and property matters, the design of community sporting facilities, the expected project timeline and temporary relocation of sporting clubs during construction.

An email update and letter to residents nearby Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be sent following the Council meeting. Project web content will also be updated. 


29 July 2019 - Application to modify restrictive covenants

Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park is subject to covenants dating from 1925 and 1945. The type of restriction in the covenants is regularly referred to as a ‘no quarrying’ covenant and is common across Melbourne.

Council is seeking a determination from the Supreme Court of Victoria to modify these covenants for the implementation of the Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park.

A first directions hearing was held at the Court on Monday 22 July. Following this hearing the Court has directed that a prescribed notice, be placed at key pedestrian entry points to Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park until Wednesday 4 September.

Properties deemed to be beneficiaries of the covenant will receive (be registered post) a notice and direction on where to obtain additional information.

A second directions hearing will be held at the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday 18 September at 10.30am in Court 2, Ground Floor, 436 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

More information will be available following the Court’s determination. 


16 July 2019 - Progress report

Soil testing 

Geotechnical testing of Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park was completed last week and findings will be incorporated into the next stage of design, this type of testing is standard for all Council construction projects.

Covenants

Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park is burdened by a series of covenants dating from 1925 and 1945, the type of restriction in the covenants is regularly referred to as a ‘no quarrying’ covenant and is common across Melbourne.

Council is seeking a determination from the Supreme Court of Victoria to modify these covenants. A first directions hearing at the Court on 22 July will advise of the next steps and how residents will be notified, daily hearing details are published on the Supreme Court of Victoria website.

More information will be available following the Court's determination. 

Consultation with sporting clubs

We are continuing to engage with sporting clubs at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park as the design of sporting facilities progress.


5 July 2019 - Soil testing

If you are visiting the Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park over the next few days you may see Council contractors around the park.

As part of the design process contractors have been engaged to complete geotechnical testing of the site, assessing soil properties and contamination.  This type of testing is standard for all Council construction projects.

Work will involve drilling bore holes at approximately 12 strategic locations.  A core sample of soil from each location will be taken for analysis, and the site reinstated.

The works will not affect access to the park and will have minimal impact on user amenity.

Depending on the findings, additional testing may be required at a later date.

Bore hole drilling will start on Monday 8 July and, subject to weather, should be completed by Wednesday 10 July.


26 June 2019 - Council update

Proposed discontinuance of roads within Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park

Following a public notice advertisement and public submission process, a report outlining the proposed discontinuance of redundant road reserves within Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park was presented to Council’s meeting on 24 June.

At this meeting Council resolved that these roads are no longer reasonably required for public use and that they be discontinued.

Consultation on parking restrictions in local streets

Following consultation on the possible implementation of parking restrictions on some local streets within vicinity of Chadstone Shopping Centre, a report outlining feedback and proposed restrictions for further consultation was presented to Council’s meeting on 24 June.

At this meeting Council resolved to conduct further consultation with residents on proposed restrictions.

Residents on the below streets will be contacted after the June-July school holidays inviting feedback on proposed restrictions:

  • Abbotsford Avenue
  • Alma Street
  • Armstrong Court
  • Bowen Street
  • Chadstone Road
  • Durward Road
  • Fenwick Street
  • Gauntlet Road
  • Gordon Street
  • Quentin Road (part)
  • Rebecca Road
  • Rob Roy Road
  • Rowena Road (feedback was to not proceed with restrictions)

See Council report(PDF, 3MB) (page 169) for more information.


20 June 2019 - Project update

Design update 

As part of the implementation of a Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, meetings with representatives of Basketball Victoria, Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Lacrosse Club, Chadstone Tennis Club, East Malvern Tooronga Cricket Club and Prahran Netball Association are helping to finalise the design of sporting facilities.

Consultation on parking restrictions in local streets

Following consultation on the implementation of parking restrictions on some local streets within vicinity of Chadstone Shopping Centre, a report outlining proposed restrictions for further consultation will be presented to Council’s meeting on 24 June.

Proposed discontinuance of roads within Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park

Following a public notice advertisement and public submission process earlier this year, a report outlining the proposed discontinuance of redundant road reserves within Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be presented to Council’s meeting on 24 June.

For more information see the 24 June 2019 Council meeting


13 May 2019 - Project update

Following the adoption of a Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, Council has moved into detailed design work to guide development of the sporting facilities and park improvements.

This will involve meetings with sporting clubs and organisations over the coming weeks to finalise the design of facilities and begin planning for construction, which is expected to start in 2020.

Site analysis and survey work will commence this month in the areas of the park where the sporting facilities will be positioned.


7 May 2019 - Masterplan adopted

At their meeting on May 6 2019, City of Stonnington Council adopted a Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East that will guide development of four indoor sporting courts, upgraded facilities for existing sporting clubs and park improvements for casual users.

View letter sent to residents(PDF, 1MB) around Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park.


2 May 2019 - reports to Council

Two reports on a Draft Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be presented at Council's meeting on Monday 6 May 2019.

The purpose of these reports is to:

  • provide information on project costs
  • provide a summary of recent community feedback on the Draft Masterplan
  • seek adoption of the Draft Masterplan. 

View 6 May 2019 Council reports.

An email update and letter to residents nearby Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be sent following the Council meeting. 


2 April 2019 - Project update

A report providing a summary of recent community feedback on a draft Masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park was prepared for Council's meeting on 1 April. At this meeting Council deferred a decision on the Masterplan for two meetings to seek more information on project costs, it is expected this will now be presented to Council at their meeting on 6 May.

View 1 April 2019 Council report.

Council understands the community interest in this matter. A letter to residents nearby Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be sent after the report is presented to Council.


20 March 2019 - Project update

Following community consultation on a draft masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, a final masterplan report will soon be presented to Council for endorsement. It is expected this will be presented to a Council meeting in April 2019.


4 March 2019 - draft masterplan being prepared

Thank you to everyone who provided comment on the draft masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park.

Comments will be reviewed and a final masterplan will be presented to Council for endorsement. It is expected this will happen in the coming months and, if endorsed, design work will be completed with construction expected to start early next year.


5 February 2019 - draft masterplan consultation

A draft masterplan has been prepared for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park guided by community feedback on four concept site options exhibited in November last year. The draft masterplan incorporates development of four indoor sports courts, plus upgraded facilities for the Chadstone Recreation and Civic Club and its sport sections of the Chadstone Bowls Club and Chadstone Tennis Club, as well as seasonal sporting clubs and casual users of the park.

Council is seeking public comment on the draft masterplan as a final step in the consultation process from Monday 11 February until Sunday 3 March, visit Connect Stonnington for more information.


31 January 2019 - report to Council

A report providing a summary of recent community engagement and the preparation of a draft masterplan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be presented at Council's meeting on Monday 4 February.

The purpose of this report is to place the draft masterplan and associated technical reports on public exhibition for a final round of community consultation. If agreed by Council, it is expected this will commence on Monday 11 February.

An email update and letter to residents nearby Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will be sent following the Council meeting.

2018 updates

3 December 2018 - Preparation of draft masterplan

Consultation on the concept site options closed on Friday 30 November, community feedback is being reviewed alongside associated technical reports to assess the concept site options against the project principles established by the project Stakeholder Group.

Visit Connect Stonnington for more information.


25 October 2018 - Consultation on concept site options for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park

Council is seeking community feedback on the design of concept site options for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park from Monday 5 November until Friday 30 November. Visit Connect Stonnington for more information. 


17 October 2018 - Upcoming consultation

On Monday 15 October 2018, Council endorsed that three concept site options developed for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park be made available for comment as part of community consultation.

In response to issues raised in a meeting with residents on Tuesday 9 October 2018, a further concept site option (3a) will be developed as a variation to concept site option 3. This additional concept site option will also be available for consultation.

Consultation is expected to start in the coming weeks. More information, including responses to frequently asked questions and a timeline for consultation, will be shared once available.

A letter outlining the process will be sent to residents nearby Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park.


11 October 2018 - Upcoming Council meeting

A report has been prepared for the upcoming Council meeting on 15 October 2018.

More information will be shared once available. 


1 October 2018 - Upcoming resident information session

The Stakeholder Group for the Multipurpose Indoor Sport and Recreation Facility at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park has reviewed potential options for the site developed by the project architect and identified a preferred layout that has been endorsed for further investigation by Council’s Steering Committee.

The Steering Committee has requested an information session to explain this option to residents in Quentin Road and Abbotsford Avenue who are directly adjacent to the facility. Residents in these streets are invited to an information session at Phoenix Park Community Centre, Malvern East on Tuesday 9 October at 7pm, where the project architect will provide an overview of the proposal and answer questions relating to the design.


8 August 2018 - Consultation period closed

Thank you to everyone who attended an onsite drop-in session or completed our online survey during July and August. Feedback from these will help assist in the development a draft masterplan, which will be advertised for a further round of consultation later this year. Council will write to local residents at this time.

More information is available on Connect Stonnington.


16 July 2018 - Stakeholder Group meeting update

An update from the second Stakeholder Group meeting in July is available on Connect Stonnington.


10 July 2018 - Community consultation and survey

At this initial stage of the masterplan process Council is keen to hear from the community on Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park; how you see people using it, and what is important to you.

To have your say, a series of informal drop-in sessions are planned where you can meet the design team and Council representatives to discuss the project and share your ideas. Sessions will be held near the lacrosse pavilion at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park on:

  • Wednesday 25 July from 4pm to 6pm

  • Friday 27 July from 4pm to 6pm

  • Saturday 28 July from 11am to 3pm

These are informal sessions with no need to make a booking, please drop-in at any time.

If you can’t attend a drop-in session, share your views via Connect Stonnington from 18 July until 8 August. The survey will be available to view and complete on 18 July, if you would prefer to complete a printed feedback form please call 8290 1333.


18 June 2018 - Stakeholder Group meeting update 

The first meeting of the Stakeholder Group for the Multipurpose Indoor Sport and Recreation Facility at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park took place on Wednesday 6 June. At this meeting Williams Ross Architects were introduced as the principal design consultants commissioned by Council to work with the group and develop a masterplan for the site.

Visit Connect Stonnington for more information.


14 May 2018 - First Stakeholder Group meeting

The first meeting of the Stakeholder Group for the Multipurpose Indoor Sport and Recreation Facility at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will take place on Wednesday 6 June.

 This meeting will focus on:

  • Introducing the group, members and the organisations represented.

  • Discussing the role of the group, how it will function and the process for sharing information with the community.

  • Hearing from the appointed architectural firm about how they will engage and consult with the group and the wider community in the masterplan development for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park.

Council will establish a procedure for communication with local residents and the wider community throughout the masterplan process based on input from the meeting.


26 April 2018 - Stakeholder Group representatives confirmed

Representatives for the Stakeholder Group were confirmed at Council's meeting on Monday 23 April 2018.

View 23 April 2017 Council report (refer page 163)


27 March 2018 - Stakeholder Group nominations closed

Nominations for membership of the Stakeholder Group are now closed, Council will follow up with everyone who submitted a nomination.


23 February 2018 - Invitation to nominate for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park stakeholder group

Council is inviting nominations for membership of a Stakeholder Group to provide input on the development of the new multipurpose sport and recreation facility at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, Malvern East.


7 February 2018 - Project governance structure endorsed

City of Stonnington Council endorsed a governance structure and draft terms of reference for the multi-purpose sport and recreation facility project at Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park on 5 February 2018.

2017 updates

31 October 2017 -  Announcement of new multipurpose sport and recreation facility

City of Stonnington Council confirmed Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East as the site for a new multipurpose sport and recreation facility incorporating a four-court indoor sports stadium on 30 October 2017.

The development of a Master Plan for Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park will soon commence to plan for indoor courts to be located alongside the Chadstone Bowls Club, Chadstone Tennis Club and other sporting clubs and organisations who use the site.


26 October 2017 - Presentation of findings of feasibility study to Council

The findings of the Stonnington indoor stadium feasibility study will be presented to Council on Monday 30 October.

View 30 October 2017 Council reports.


5 September 2017 - Assessment of three alternate sites

At last night’s Council meeting, Councillors noted a report on three possible alternate sites for an indoor stadium. These sites were land within the Malvern Valley Golf Course, Orrong-Romanis Reserve, and the car park opposite the East Malvern RSL Club.

View the 4 September 2017 Council report.


22 August 2017 - Update on assessment of three alternative sites

After reviewing a draft of the report into three possible alternate sites for an indoor stadium in Stonnington (the Assessment of Alternate Sites Report), Councillors determined at this week’s Council meeting that more work was needed to ensure the information available is complete.

Consequently, Councillors have requested further information be gathered and included in a final report to be presented at the Council meeting on Monday 4 September.


14 July 2017 - Council motion on indoor stadium feasibility study

At this week’s Council meeting, Councillors resolved to consider three possible alternate sites for an indoor stadium. These sites are land within Malvern Valley Golf Course, Orrong-Romanis Reserve, and the car park opposite the East Malvern RSL Club. A review of all Council owned sites previously considered for the location of an indoor stadium, including these three sites, is underway. A Site Summary Report will be brought to Council on 21 August 2017.


10 July 2017 - Community consultation workshops and survey closed

Thank you to everyone who attended one of Council’s community consultation workshops and completed a survey on the proposed location for the Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium.

The information gathered through this process will form part of the feasibility study that is currently underway.

We are listening to the community and we want to assure residents that no final decision has been made.


7 July 2017 - Consultant appointed to review sites and prepare preliminary concept plans

Hansen Partnership has been appointed to undertake a review of the Council owned sites previously considered for accommodating a new indoor sports stadium, and to prepare preliminary concept plans for a number of sites identified for further investigation through that review process. The sites to be reviewed include Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park, Orrong Park and Romanis Reserve, land within the Malvern Valley Golf Course, along with other Council owned sites.

This detailed site analysis and preliminary concept presentation will assist Council to determine the most appropriate location for the stadium.

Hansen Partnership will also be responsible for preparing the final feasibility study for presentation to Council for further consideration.


30 May 2017 - Community survey launched and community consultation sessions announced

A community survey and consultation sessions form a key part of Council’s feasibility study on the preferred location for the indoor sports stadium.

Register to attend a consultation session or complete the community survey through Connect Stonnington.


15 March 2017 - Stonnington Indoor Sports Stadium project update

As part of a comprehensive feasibility study, Council will conduct the following:

  • Existing Users Assessment
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Stadium Operations Plan; and
  • Parking and Traffic Assessment

2016 updates

8 December 2016 - Feasibility study announced

At last night’s Council Meeting, Councillors announced Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park as the preferred site for the proposed indoor stadium and for a detailed feasibility study to be undertaken.